David T. Rispler, M.D.
Cool fact about Dr. David Rispler: He serves as program director of the Orthopedic Residency Program at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners

My interest in a medical career developed during my youth. I was also very active in all kinds of sports growing up, which further fueled my interest in the function of bones and joints.  When not working, Dr. Rispler enjoys travel, golf, and activities with his wife and three children.

Note from Dr. Rispler


I look forward to evaluating and discussing treatment options for your orthopedic condition. During my orthopedic residency at the University of Chicago and my fellowhip at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, I had privilege of working under three great surgeons and mentors.  I learned from Dr. Bruce Reider, my college sports medicine physician and later one of my mentors in residency how to look out for the patients best interest.  Later in my training, I worked with Dr. Mike Simon,the past chairman for the University of Chicago Orthopedic Department, who helped impart in my qualities of being an excellent leader. And, I worked with Dr. Clem Slege, a pioneer in joint replacement surgery who showed me you can be a skilled and demanding physician but still be a true gentleman.

Over the years my own personal health experiences and my experience with patients have helped me develop insight in to how hard it is to navigate the health care system.  This has improved my ability to empathize with patients and their families.  I focus my practice on non-surgical consultation. This gives me the freedom to provide unbiased opinions as to whether someone may benefit from surgery or may benefit from continued conservative care plan.  When surgery is indicated, I have the knowledge to refer patients to the best surgeon qualified to handle their operation.

David Rispler, MD